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1. Drones Could Help Mississippi Farm Industry
- Friday, June 27, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The applications for drones have softened, shifting from machines of war to whirlybirds that can capture incredible aerial photos of any event under the sun.
The newest possibility mixes that magic with cost-savings that could prove revolutionary for Mississippi's agricultural industry.
2. Grizzlies Seek NBA Draft Night Magic
- Thursday, June 26, 2014
Three years ago, you probably had never heard of Kawhi Leonard. He played at San Diego State, the same school from which the Grizzlies selected guard Jamaal Franklin in the second round of the 2013 NBA Draft.
3. NBA Fuels Fans’ Suspicion of Game Fixing
- Friday, May 09, 2014
Just so there is no misunderstanding, let me answer this question first:
Do I believe NBA Playoff games are actually fixed?
No, I do not. I don’t think that Commissioner Adam Silver now, or David Stern before him, is sitting in the rafters of NBA arenas and pulling strings that make puppets, er, officials, blow whistles when someone deigns to breathe on LeBron James or Kevin Durant.
4. Miss. Senate OKs Adding 'In God We Trust' to Seal
- Saturday, February 08, 2014
The Mississippi Senate voted Friday to add "In God We Trust" to the state seal, as requested by Republican Gov. Phil Bryant.
Currently, it has an eagle and the words, "The Great Seal of the State of Mississippi" without a slogan.
5. Miss. Senate OKs Adding ‘In God We Trust’ to Seal
- Monday, February 03, 2014
The Mississippi Senate voted Friday to add “In God We Trust” to the state seal, as requested by Republican Gov. Phil Bryant.
Currently, it has an eagle and the words, “The Great Seal of the State of Mississippi” without a slogan.
6. The Economy in 2013: Naughty and Nice
- Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Thanks to the Federal Reserve’s dedication to increasing your net worth, 2013 will go down as one of the most prosperous years on file. Stock prices have increased more than 20 percent and U.S. home prices have increased nearly 15 percent. These gains hit national headlines, but the gains for back-page asset classes are equally impressive.
7. Agape Celebrates Young ‘Pictures of Hope’ Artists
- Thursday, December 05, 2013
Agape Child & Family Services celebrated 14 young photographers Tuesday, Dec. 3, unveiling the Pictures of Hope holiday cards based on the children’s missive to capture their dreams on camera. The celebration and unveiling were part of Agape’s second-annual Meet the Young Artist holiday party, held at Chuck Hutton Chevrolet in East Memphis.
8. Performance Ranges Widely at Local Companies
- Saturday, October 26, 2013
Here’s a snapshot of the recent performance of some of Memphis’ publicly traded companies – businesses that cast a shadow far beyond the Memphis city limits in industries including finance, package delivery and bioscience.
9. Porter Launches Music Mentorship Program
- Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Songwriter, producer, hit-making machine and Memphis native David Porter is moving into the Falls Building Downtown in a few weeks to launch a national music mentorship venture.
10. David Porter Launches Music Mentorship Program
- Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Songwriter, producer, hit-making machine and Memphis native David Porter is moving into the Falls Building Downtown in a few weeks to launch a national music mentorship venture.
The Consortium MMT (Memphis Music Town) will be housed in the Greater Memphis Chamber offices and will seek to connect young musicians with music industry veterans.
11. MBGH Announces Conference Speakers
- Monday, May 28, 2012
Memphis Business Group on Health has announced the lineup for its annual conference, which will be held Sept. 6 at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave.
12. Drug Jury Must Choose ‘Whose Truth’
- Thursday, March 15, 2012
Someone has been lying during the trial of two alleged hit men in the Craig Petties drug organization – a trial now ending its sixth week in Memphis federal court.
13. Mistrial Motion Denied In Petties Drug Org Trial
- Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Memphis Federal Court Judge Hardy Mays has denied a motion by defense attorneys for a mistrial in the Petties drug organization trial.
The decision by Mays in a 15-page written ruling, clears the way for the defense in the drug conspiracy, racketeering and murder for hire case to begin telling its side of the story Wednesday, March 14.
14. UPDATE: Mays Weighs Mistrial in Petties Case
- Tuesday, March 13, 2012
A .45 caliber gun was used to kill Marcus Turner by the side of an Olive Branch road.
And the Petties drug organization trial in Memphis Federal Court is now focused on two .45 caliber guns and an alleged swap of one of the guns after the 2006 murder
15. Defense Moves for Mistrial in Petties Case
- Monday, March 12, 2012
The defense in the Petties drug organization trial in Memphis federal court won’t start presenting its case at least until Tuesday, March 13.
The delay came as the defense moved for a mistrial because a witness the prosecution planned to call but didn’t has recanted his testimony.
16. Clippers Hold Off Grizzlies for Bounce-Back Win
- Friday, January 27, 2012
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Just 16 games into their new partnership, Blake Griffin and Chris Paul are already capable of grinding out victories for the Los Angeles Clippers on nights when nothing seems to work properly.
17. Union Holiday Deli & Ham Adds Drive-Thru, Parking
- Friday, November 11, 2011
Holiday Deli & Ham Co. is in the midst of adding parking and a drive-thru to its high-volume Midtown store.
18. Game Nice Diversion From NBA Labor Woes
- Thursday, November 10, 2011
If NBA labor negotiations could mirror the action on the court during Rudy Gay’s Charity All-Star Game Tuesday, Nov. 8, at the DeSoto Civic Center, solving the league’s lockout would be an uncontested slam dunk.
19. Ky., Tenn. Postal Centers Eyed as Possible Cuts
- Monday, September 19, 2011
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Processing centers in Kentucky and Tennessee could be shut down and hundreds of local jobs lost as the U.S. Postal Service looks for ways to cut costs and restore its fiscal health.
20. Hernandez Joins Ballet Memphis as Director of Dev.
- Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Cathy Hernandez has joined Ballet Memphis as director of development. She also is an adjunct professor of arts administration and thesis adviser at Drexel University in Philadelphia.
21. Agape Launches GED Pilot Program
- Tuesday, August 23, 2011
The Bluff City has been an active player in the Talent Dividend, an initiative to increase the number of college graduates in the Memphis Metropolitan area by 1 percent over the next five years, which could generate a $1 billion annual increase in personal income.
22. Playhouse Brings Business to Stage
- Friday, August 19, 2011
Show business takes on business in the current production of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” at Playhouse on the Square.
The musical comedy won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1962 as a deft satire of corporate culture, an award that nearly half a century later serves to remind us that time takes its toll on what was once considered edgy material.
23. White House Threatens to Veto Boehner's House Plan
- Wednesday, July 27, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House threatened on Tuesday to veto emergency House legislation that aims to avert a threatened national default, a pre-emptive strike issued as Republican Speaker John Boehner labored to line up enough votes in his own party to pass the measure.
24. Keeping Families ‘FIT’
- Friday, June 10, 2011
There are few situations as stressful as being a homeless pregnant mother, wandering weary, hungry and often hopeless from one shelter to the next with young children in tow.
But it’s not unusual in the Memphis area, which has as many as 10,000 homeless individuals, one-third of those being women and children – and two-thirds of those being children under 5.
25. Crye-Leike Honors Top Performers, Longevity
- Friday, April 22, 2011
Crye-Leike Realtors Inc. honored its brokers working in the residential and commercial sectors Tuesday at its annual awards gala.
26. Collaboration Serves Purpose for Nonprofits
- Monday, December 06, 2010
In this week’s cover story, David Jordan of Agape Child and Family Services refers to the “Big C Word.”
Jordan and other nonprofit leaders are talking collaboration more and more in these difficult economic times. And it is a healthy trend, albeit one with roots in an economic crisis unseen since the Great Depression.
27. Nonprofit Necessity
- Monday, December 06, 2010
Something had to change.
In mid-2008, Sallie Johnson became executive director of Memphis Literacy Council, a 30-year-old nonprofit literacy organization with a strong reputation for programming that was facing funding issues caused by a rapidly disintegrating economy.
28. ‘Hairspray’ to Provide Big Boost for SRVS
- Monday, July 12, 2010
Controversial music, dramatic hairdos and original artwork combine to benefit people living with disabilities in an artistically unique kickoff event at Playhouse on the Square.
On Sunday, Shelby Residential and Vocational Services will offer the play “Hairspray” as part of its fourth annual prelude benefit that begins a summer of fundraising.
29. Federal Money Factor in Miss. Charter School Debate
- Friday, March 26, 2010
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislators are considering a charter school proposal that proponents say could better position the state for the federal Race to the Top competition and provide an option for parents with children in struggling schools.
30. Three FTN Analysts Join Guggenheim
- Wednesday, March 24, 2010
The investment firm Guggenheim Partners LLC headquartered in New York and Chicago has snapped up three bank analysts formerly of FTN Equity Capital Markets, the unit Memphis-based First Horizon National Corp. announced recently it's shutting down.
31. Evolve Bank & Trust Names Holland to Board
- Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Evolve Bank & Trust has named Lewis E. Holland to its board of directors.
Holland served six years as president of the regional investment banking firm UMIC Inc., and after its sale in 1988 became a partner at the Memphis office of Ernst & Young LLP.
32. Synk Helps Business Leaders Share Ideas
- Friday, December 11, 2009
Going it alone probably isn’t the wisest trek for trudging through a recession, so Michael Synk helps executives lead each other through economic uncertainties and past potential pitfalls.
He’s a business coach. Synk has provided advice, given pep talks and promoted teamwork in Memphis for more than a decade. The owner of Inner Circle of the Mid-South and In Synk, he usually works with chief executive officers and other business leaders. Recently, he opened Inner Circle to the heads of two nonprofit organizations through a free-of-charge scholarship program.
33. First Horizon Shuffles Ranks To Guide Growth
- Monday, September 14, 2009
Several top executives of First Tennessee Bank have been moving into new offices over the past few weeks as the 145-year-old company has shuffled its upper ranks and named new heads of important business lines.
34. Pawnshops Clients Today are Driving BMWs
- Friday, January 02, 2009
PHILADELPHIA - At Society Hill Loan, a pawnshop in a middle-class neighborhood here, a steady rain fell outside as a fashionably dressed young man parked his Cadillac Escalade outside. Looking around warily, he came in to speak with Nat Leonard, co-owner of the store.
35. Griz Players to Help Open White Station Church Center
- Friday, September 12, 2008
Several Memphis Grizzlies basketball players will be at the White Station Church of Christ’s new Community Life Center open house this weekend.
The event will take place Saturday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 1106 Colonial Road.
36. Donor Buys Duplex for Agape
- Friday, February 22, 2008
Thanks to a $70,000 donation from an anonymous benefactor, Agape Child and Family Services' Families in Touch (FIT) program will begin moving into new office space at the end of the month.
Officials said the donor has bought a duplex for FIT not far from its current campus, the location of which Agape does not publicize because of clients' safety. FIT provides housing and counseling to homeless pregnant women and their children.
37. Lunati Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison
- Monday, February 18, 2008
The owner of the city’s best known strip club owners was sentenced Friday to 18 months in prison on a federal conspiracy charge.Ralph Lunati pleaded guilty in November to one count of conspiracy to commit racketeering. Under terms of the plea deal, Lunati could have withdrawn his guilty plea had U.S. District Court Judge Hardy Mays sentenced him to more than 18 months.
38. Lunati Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison
- Friday, February 15, 2008
The owner of the city’s best known strip club was sentenced today to 18 months in prison on a federal conspiracy charge.Ralph Lunati pleaded guilty in November to one count of conspiracy to commit racketeering. Under terms of the plea deal, Lunati could have withdrawn his guilty plea had U.S. District Court Judge Hardy Mays sentenced him to more than 18 months.
39. Former Employees Sue Cargill For $3M in Damages
- Wednesday, February 13, 2008
A group of former and current Cargill Inc. employees has filed a $3 million federal lawsuit against the Minneapolis, Minn.-based company claiming they've been subjected to a hazardous work environment, racial discrimination and retaliation.
40. Popwell Signs on As Head of First Tennessee
- Friday, May 11, 2007
David Popwell has been hired by First Horizon National Corp. to lead First Tennessee Bank in Memphis and surrounding areas. Popwell formerly seved as chairman, president and CEO of SunTrust Memphis.
41. Assisi Foundation GivesTo Adoption Center
- Thursday, May 10, 2007
The Assisi Foundation of Memphis Inc. has donated $125,000 to The Adoption Center of the Mid-South.
The Adoption Center of the Mid-South provides services for adoptive families in Memphi
42. Baptist-Agape Partnership Gives Hand Up, Not Hand Out
- Friday, April 06, 2007
A local Christian, nonprofit agency has just received a donation to help expand the services it offers to homeless pregnant women and their children.
Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp.
43. Bringing Families Together Through Adoption Is Passion That Motivates Attorney Kevin Weaver
- Thursday, April 05, 2007
Attorney Kevin Weaver is passionate about adoption. He said he loves his job because it gives him the opportunity to help put families together.
Weaver is a partner in the Cordova law firm of Weaver & Craig PC, where his practice primarily is devoted to adoption. Weaver also works in the area of probate/estate planning.
44. Guest Perspective
- Friday, October 20, 2006
On Sept. 8, The Memphis Daily News printed a freelance feature titled "Despite Beating, Former CBU Student Continues Protests Against Middle East Violence," which recounted the summer activities of Kyle Kordesmeier among Palestinians on the West Bank and Jerusalem.
- Monday, October 16, 2006
The Memphis Bar Association presents "Recent Developments in Tennessee UPL" Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. in the MBA conference room at 80 Monroe St., Ste. 220. For more information, call 527-3573 or visit www.memphisbar.org.
- Thursday, April 20, 2006
Mpact Memphis, the Financial Planners Association and Christian Brothers University offer a debt management seminar, the second in a nine-part series of financial literacy seminars, today from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Buckman Hall on the CBU campus, 650 E. Parkway South. Contact Mark Jordan at 312-7760 or visit www.mpactmemphis.org for details.
47. Commercial Advisors' Jensen Voted Commercial Broker of the Year
- Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Larry Jensen has received the 2005 Pinnacle Award for Commercial Broker of the Year from the Memphis Area Association of Realtors' Commercial Council. Jensen is president and CEO of Commercial Advisors LLC. He has more than 30 years of experience in real estate.
48. Living Wage Initiative Earns Full Approval This Week
- Friday, January 20, 2006
"I want to do what is right and fair," said Memphis City Council member TaJuan Stout Mitchell as the council's Personnel & Intergovernmental Committee reviewed figures this week showing about 30 city employees earn less than $10 an hour.
49. Agape Director Earns National Award
- Friday, December 09, 2005
David Jordan, executive director of Agape Child and Family Services Inc. in Memphis, is a recipient of the 2005 Angels in Adoption Award from the Congressional Coalition on Adoption, which focuses on improving adoption policy and practice to promote the advantages of adoption.
50. Memphis Leaders Consider Living Wage Issue
- Friday, September 23, 2005
Should companies that are given contracts by the city of Memphis be required to pay workers at least $10 an hour with benefits?
For David Ciscel, an economics professor at the University of Memphis, that answer is a resounding 'yes.' Ciscel has written several documents in support of a minimum wage that is higher than the federal minimum, an idea commonly referred to as a living wage.
51. Barnes Elected Chairman of FedEx/St. Jude Classic
- Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Reggie Barnes was elected general chairman of the FedEx St. Jude Classic and president of Youth Programs Inc., the governing body of the PGA Tour event. Barnes previously served as treasurer of Youth Programs. He also is the former chairman of the Memphis and Shelby County Sports Authority and the team selection committee for the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. Barnes is managing director of Morgan Keegan & Co. and also works with Athletic Resource Management.
52. Estate Planning Council Elects Officers
- Wednesday, July 20, 2005
The Memphis Estate Planning Council announced the following officers for 2005-2006: David B. Jones, president; Frank E. Davis, vice president; Jeffrey E. Thompson, secretary; James L. Ferguson Jr., treasurer; and Mike Wood, immediate past president. Other executive committee members are Kermit B. Kaiser, Leanne W. McCullough, Samuel N. Graham and Teresa R. Hurst.
53. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, February 02, 2005
MAAR Inducts Officers, Names Realtor Award Winners
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors announced the following 2004 award winners: Lee McWaters of McWaters & Associates, Realtor of the Year; Sally Isom of Prudential Collins-M...
54. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, August 05, 2002
Calendar of events Jan
Calendar of events Aug. 5-Aug. 11
The Memphis Area Technology Council is planning committee alignment meetings for people interested in getting involved with MATC. Meetings are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 6 at the M...
55. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, June 20, 2002
Enough is enough, says united area leadership
By MARY DANDO
The Daily News
The rising number of children killed in crossfire has brought the community together in an effort to stop violent crime and get illegal guns and those re...
56. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 23, 2000
Camille Gamble has joined Chandler-Ehrlich and Co Camille Gamble has joined Chandler-Ehrlich and Co. Inc. as an account manager. Prior to joining Chandler-Ehrlich, Gamble was marketing manager and Webmaster for the crop division of Vance Publishing....
57. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, December 29, 1999
Russell Gwatney, Gwatney Cos Russell Gwatney, Gwatney Cos. president, was named chairman of the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce. Gwatney has served on the board since 1995. Other officers elected to serve in 2000 are: Larry Jensen, chairman-elect; ...
58. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 03, 1999
RFS Hotel Investors Inc RFS Hotel Investors Inc. has announced several management changes. Randy Churchey has been named president and chief operating officer of RFS Hotel Investors Inc. He formerly was senior vice president and chief financial offi...
59. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 27, 1999
AutoZone Inc AutoZone Inc. has announced the following promotions: Bill Rhodes, previously vice president of finance, was promoted to senior vice president of finance. Mike Broderick, previously regional manager, was promoted to vice president-store...
60. Archived Article: Community (agape)
- Friday, July 09, 1999
By STACEY PETSCHAUER Turning the tide Shelby County agency designed to move children from foster care to adoption By STACEY PETSCHAUER THE DAILY NEWS When enough people gather together in support of a common cause, there often is no limit to what th...
61. Archived Article: Attorney Graph
- Tuesday, February 16, 1999
Attorney Attorney Judgments Amount ------------------------------------------------ ----------- -------------------------- Gordon & Feldbaum 226 $220,174.79 Baer Baer & Baer 220 $348,622.30 Mccullough Law Firm ...
62. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, June 05, 1998
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Spiritual healing UT Memphis and Baptist Memorial Health Care give medical students a closer look at the relationship between faith and healing By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News The Rev. David Drumel believes there is a direct r...
63. Archived Article: Investment - Poverty
- Thursday, December 19, 1996
12-19 notes poverty & invest Inner city poverty challenges economic development goals By GABRIELLE C.L. SONGE The Daily News Although Memphis traditionally has spent less on economic development initiatives than its peer cities, government offic...
64. Archived Article: Back
- Wednesday, June 26, 1996
Leadership Memphis announces 1997 class Leadership Memphis announces 1997 class Top business executives, administrators, civic volunteers and ministers are among the 55 leaders in the public and private sectors who have been selected to participate ...